Professor of Public Law, University of Oxford

Alison L Young is a Fellow at Hertford College and teaches Constitutional law, Administrative law, Media law and Comparative Public law.

She studied Law and French at the University of Birmingham, before coming to Hertford College, obtaining the BCL and a DPhil. She was a tutor in law and a Fellow of Balliol College from 1997 to 2000, before returning to Hertford as a Fellow and Tutor in law in October 2000.

She researches in applied constitutional theory, public law and human rights. She is the author of Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Human Rights Act (Hart, 2009) and Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution (OUP: 2017), which she completed with the assistance of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship from 2013-2015.


  • 2016–present
    Professor of Public Law, University of Oxford
  • 2013–2016
    Associate Professor, University of Oxford
  • 2000–2013
    Fellow and Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford


  • 2000 
    D Phil, University of Oxford
  • 1994 
    BCL, University of Oxford
  • 1993 
    LLB (Law with French) , University of Birmingham

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Research Fellowship
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • UK Constitutional Law Association